As of 2009, the game is still in a state of transition, and in order to achieve continued success, musicians and businesspeople alike must be able to adapt. With some major labels struggling to find a strategy that will work in today’s musical and economic climate, jumping ship is becoming a popular decision, and Bobby Valentino is a prime example of an artist who has no regrets about taking the plunge.
Three months after our last interview with Bobby V., in which he revealed his decision to leave Disturbing The Peace/Def Jam, the singer inked a deal with EMI to house his own imprint, Blu Kolla Dreams. With Lil’ Wayne collaboration “Mrs. Officer” under his belt, the gifted vocalist is now preparing for the February 10th release of his third studio album, The Rebirth. Successful lead single “Beep” and its follow-up, “Butterfly Tattoo” find Bobby V. in top form as he enjoys his newfound creative control.
In an exclusive interview with our own DJ “Z,” Bobby Valentino steps into the Booth to discuss his new label situation, his music’s power to say what men can’t, and whether or not he really finds those butterfly tattoos a turn-on.
Listen To The Interview HERE,
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